2 results for tag: Princess Alice

Cliff Central Interview

Listen to our Assistant Director of Residential Care, Nomvuyo Shabangu, chatting to Mabale Moloi and Aspasia Karras on Cliff Central about all the work that we do. The interview starts at 41:20.

1930 : Princess Alice Adoption Home opened

PAAH was established in 1930 as a facility of Jo’burg Child Welfare and is located in Johannesburg’s leafy suburb of Westcliff. The home was opened by HRH Princess Alice, the Countess of Athlone and a grandchild of Queen Victoria. Princess Alice was President of the Children’s Aid Society (now Jo’burg Child Welfare) from 1924-1931. She was married to Lord Athlone who was a Governor-General of South Africa. They returned to England in 1931. Initial funds for the building of the house were donated by the executors of the late Dr Kerr Muir’s estate. The house is named Kerr Muir House and a plaque in our reception area acknowledges the ...